New rules for vehicle registration come into force

ASTANA – Amendments to Kazakh vehicle registration procedures were introduced Nov. 27, tengrinews.kz reports. According to the Kazakh Ministry of Internal Affairs, amendments and additions were introduced to the rules of state registration and registration of certain types of vehicles according to identification number approved by the Ministry Dec. 2, 2014.

Photo credit: Turar Kazangapov.

Photo credit: Turar Kazangapov.

According to the changes, mandatory requirements for the provision of vehicles for inspection are excluded when a vehicle is purchased from an official dealer (representative) of the manufacturer in Kazakhstan during initial registration, as well as in the case of changing the name, first name and patronymic of the vehicle owner. Vehicle inspection is no longer required while issuing a duplicate certificate of vehicle registration and its replacement after the vehicle conversion.

In addition, according to the latest changes, vehicle owners will now be able to choose a combination of letters, except for a combination of three identical letters, when purchasing state registration number plates of increased demand. State duty will also increase for such numbers from Jan. 1 next year.

In addition, the ministry is considering the creation of an online service to view the availability of state registration number plates of high demand with the possibility of preliminary booking.

According to regnum.ru, the number of registered cars increased 1.8 percent over past 10 months in the country. At the same time, the number of cars under the age of three years decreased 4.1 percent, as vehicles older than three years increased 13.5 percent in the same period.